Archive: March, 2012

Figures reveal rise in speeding drivers

Posted on 03/29/12 by John-Paul Ford Rojas

Growing numbers of drivers are being caught speeding, with one motorist caught doing 152mph, according to data obtained by an insurance company.

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Petrol strikes Q&A

Posted on 03/28/12 by James Hall

Fuel strike: pumps go dry as ministers provoke a panic

Posted on 03/28/12 by James Kirkup

Panic buying has broken out at petrol stations throughout the country as ministers are accused of spreading fear by telling motorists to stock up on fuel in case of a strike by tanker drivers.

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Panic buying begins at petrol stations after ‘dangerous’ government strike advice

Posted on 03/28/12 by Telegraph Staff

In scenes repeated the up and down the country, motorists in Ipswich queue to fill up their cars after the Government’s warnings over the possibility of a strike by tanker drivers.

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Petrol retailers: Government intent on creating fuel crisis

Posted on 03/28/12 by Rowena Mason

Petrol station operators warn Government’s advice on how to prepare for potential strike could see forecourts run dry within days, as first signs of panic buying at the pumps emerges.

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Firefighters warn Government strike advice will cause exploding jerry cans

Posted on 03/28/12 by Rowena Mason

Fire Brigade Union warns drivers against Government’s “dangerous” advice to stockpile petrol in jerry cans ahead of the proposed fuel tankers strike, as Easter crisis looms.

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Fuel tanker strike: drivers told to keep jerry can of fuel

Posted on 03/28/12 by Donna Bowater and James Kirkup

Francis Maude advises drivers to keep emergency fuel in their garage, while David Cameron says motorists should take “sensible precautions” to protect against any fallout from planned fuel tanker drivers strike.

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Fuel tanker strike: no need to panic-buy, says AA

Posted on 03/28/12 by Donna Bowater

The AA has urged drivers not to panic-buy petrol despite Government ministers issuing warnings of potential disruption to the fuel supply after tanker drivers voted for a strike.

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Fuel tanker strike: Prime Minister to chair emergency meeting

Posted on 03/28/12 by Donna Bowater and James Kirkup

Prime Minister to convene emergency meeting with senior ministers as Government prepares for fallout from planned strike by fuel tanker drivers over pay and work conditions.

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Fuel tanker strike: Acas starts talks with unions and oil companies

Posted on 03/28/12 by Donna Bowater and James Kirkup

Talks to try to avoid a strike by fuel tanker drivers will get under way today after the conciliation service Acas was called in to avert a petrol crisis over Easter.

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